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Road Cicadas emerge after 13 years underground.

RoadNC State basketball player CJ Leslie  doesn't want gays in the locker room. John Amaechi responds. Athlete apologizes.

V_gaga RoadLady Gaga to pre-release parts of new album on FarmVille: "How is this exactly going to work? Well, for one thing Farmville players will be treated to 'a Gaga inspired farm in-game, which will showcase Lady Gaga's style and themes from the album and videos… think crystals, unicorns, sheep on motorcycles…" Image from cover of V.

RoadBristol Palin says that "corrective jaw surgery" was why the plastic surgeon completely rearranged her face.

RoadWhite House party crasher Michaele Salahi to release single.

RoadNYT publishes statement from family of Osama bin Laden, demanding justice.

RoadAre American Idol and FOX enforcing a closeted agenda? "…watch The Voice pre-audition interviews, where contestants casually reference their sexual orientation and hug their partners after passing to the next round. It raises an interesting question: Why don’t we see this on Idol? And should we?"

RoadBad teacher.

RoadAnti-gay marriage rally planned for Raleigh, North Carolina.

Jackman RoadJackman: Abs of Real Steel.

RoadCannes documentary to screen dying Diana photo: "A spokesman for St James’s Palace declined to comment but royal sources said Diana's sons would be sickened by the news." The filmmaker speaks: "Unlawful Killing is not about a conspiracy before the crash, but a provable conspiracy after the crash." renews $25,000 grant to Lambda Literary Writers’ Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices.

RoadPhiladelphia is the only Top 10 U.S. city never to elect an openly LGBT candidate to its city council. That could change in a week.

RoadAbraham Lincoln vs. Vampires.

Couple RoadAfter 60 years, an unfaded desire to make it legal “Our friends have told us, ‘You two guys should get married in Massachusetts or Connecticut,’ but we’ve always been New Yorkers, and after 61 years of togetherness, we feel we have a right to be married in New York."

RoadIndiana governor Mitch Daniels signs bill to defund Planned Parenthood.

RoadSlate imagines "Final Edition" of the NYT.

RoadSeattle mayor: City should start paying for surgery and treatment for transgender employees.

RoadOpenly gay athlete voted high school prom king in Pennsylvania.

RoadNeil Patrick Harris confirmed as 2011 Tony Awards host.

RoadNew safety alert system unveiled in NYC: "The Personal Localized Alerting Network, or PLAN, is a free service that sends geographically targeted, text message-like alerts. The messages — which include alerts issued by the president, alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life and Amber Alerts — are sent by authorized government officials and are pushed out by participating wireless providers using their cell towers."


  1. Danny says

    CJ learned a big lesson and took a big step. Let’s not quibble over the wording of his apology. ALL or us had a long way to go when we were his age.

  2. No More Republicans says

    Andy, posting links to Outsports is about as palatable as posting links to the Washington Times. There were three links to Outsports in this post alone. Can we stop driving traffic to that Republican-run website?

  3. justme says

    Who’s quibbling? The linked article praises Leslie’s apology, specifically because it was worded to actually be an apology, unlike, for instance, Kobe Bryant’s. Surely we can praise people who deserve it and denounce people who don’t. Right and wrong still exist, right?

    And I promise you that I didn’t have a long way to go when I was his age. I wasn’t making bigoted statements then, nor was anyone I knew at that age. This is probably because none of us were bigots. And this was long ago in a tiny town far away. I don’t know what your experience was, but being a bigot isn’t part and parcel of being young.

    I’m glad Leslie learned from this experience and that he didn’t try to excuse his behavior in any way, least of all by claiming he’s too young to know right from wrong.

  4. Paul R says

    Dear Osama’s family,

    So sorry for your loss. Your father chortled over the death toll on 9/11 and admitted responsibility. He also admitted his involvement in the deaths of many others through similar terrorist acts. He reveled in his evil. He didn’t deserve any sympathy, and a trial would have led to the same thing: his death. Why should he have received the courtesy of the Western values he so despised? There are a precious few situations in which might makes things right. This was one.


    Me and millions of others

    P.S. Next time you issue a press release, hire an editor. This one was a bit repetitive.

  5. Eric26 says

    @PETE What on earth are you talking about? Why would you think that the comments made by random people on a different website would reflect Andy’s opinions in any way? Are you a real person, because I don’t know how you could be that stupid.

  6. Eric26 says

    @PETE Oh wait, I’m pretty sure you’re being sarcastic (subtle sarcasm doesn’t work on the internet, FYI). I’ll calm the fire in my belly.

  7. antisaint says

    Those of you in Philly might want to press 154 for Robert Tuerk. I met him in the ‘hood after Equality Forum, he’s a gay democrat running for Traffic Court Judge. Currently none of the Traffic Court Judges have attended law school. I’d vote for him if I were a Philly resident, but, just passing on the word. Nice guy.

  8. Henry Holland says

    No More Republicans, either you are ignorant or as dumb as box of hair about Outsports being “Republican-run”. I’m good friends with Cyd (conservative) and Jim (liberal) and they would laugh in your face at such nonsense. Jim wouldn’t vote (R) if you paid him, Outsports is a “Republican-run” site that only exists in your head.

  9. No More Republicans says

    Henry Holland, I am neither ignorant or dumb. I too know Cyd, and even you admit he’s a republican. Any idiot taking a look around their site knows who runs the show there.

  10. No More Republicans says

    And PS – does anyone remember the furor here when it was discovered that manhunt was republican half-owned? Difference? Don’t really see any. The man votes for our enemies.

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